Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 18, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Just in case there are others like myself who have never hiked this mountain from Gorham, there is no trail head sign at the end of Bangor Rd. where the trail begins. The trail is off to the left at the dead end. It appears to share use with ATVs on the bottom part (it is wide, visible tracks). There is room for about 4-5 cars to parallel park at the dead end (full at 830 today), room for about 10-12 cars (depending on how neatly everyone parks) about 200 yards before the end of the road (1/2 full at 830). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: ZERO water. Just some murky slop by the bog bridges that my dogs had no interest in. I had lots of water packed for them but still I thought they were going to drain the Androscoggin when we got back to the bottom. For this reason, I would not recommend hiking this trail with big, active dogs on a hot, sunny day, unless there has been a LOT of recent rain and some of the streams get a trickle going again. 
Bugs: Cool enough in the morning that they weren't too bad, but they eventually drove me from the summit. No breeze today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This trail is in great shape! I love the pile of logs stool to aid in getting over the giant blowdown. This trail has a lot of exposed ledge, which on the one hand is easy footing, but coming down it kind of takes its pounding toll. Great view of the Presis from a ledge about half way up, and similar great views from the summit. 360 degrees while standing.  
Name: JWL 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-18 
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